“Freedom vs Shame” marks the 7th Edition of FemArt Festival 

For the seventh time, the Center for Art and Community – Artpolis, a member organization of Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), hosted the FemArt Festival– a regional festival for artists and activists, held in Prishtina on June 10-16. 

This year the festival’s motto was “Freedom vs Shame” encouraging women to take ownership over their lives, promoting life and society free from prejudices. FemArt’s motto aimed to empower all women regardless of any possible difference. 

FemArt brought in the capital city around 200 female artists and activists from Kosovo, the region, Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, as well as engaged 30 young volunteers from all communities in Kosovo.

In addition to music and poetry, part of the Festival was also discussion panels as; “Female artist in the decision-making process”, “Young Peace Promoters from Region”, “Discussion between the Generations on Feminist Activism in the Former Yugoslavia”, et cetera. 

During these seven days, activists conveyed the message of the Festival that women and girls should be free, should live as they want and make decisions beyond from what is considered as “shame” from a patriarchal society. 

FemArt Festival was among the 20 activities of marking the 20th anniversary of Prishtina’s liberation, co-organized with the Municipality of Prishtina.